 Specialisation Mathematics
 Compulsory courses
 Mathematical Modelling Year 1 / Semester 1

Distributions, Fourier transform, Green's functions, applications to differential equations.
Read more about Mathematical ModellingStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Paul Francis de Medeiros
 Statistical modeling and simulation Year 1 / Semester 1

This course provides a foundation for problem solving in technology, science and economy using statistical modeling, simulation and analysis.
Read more about Statistical modeling and simulationStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Stein Andreas Bethuelsen
 Master Thesis in Mathematics Year 1 / Semester 2

The master thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a given assignment.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies, except the master's thesis of 60 ECTS that run over two semesters. At this stage you will have acquired the knowledge and knowhow needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies.
Read more about Master Thesis in MathematicsStudy points: 60
Course teacher:
Helge Bøvik Larsen
 Choose one course in 1st semester
 Mathematical Analysis Year 1 / Semester 1

The course covers fundamentals of mathematical analysis with focus on complex analysis.
Read more about Mathematical AnalysisStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Alexander Rashkovskii
 Probability and Statistics 2 Year 1 / Semester 1

Basic issues in probability. Presentation of a number of commonly used probability distributions. Short introduction to extremevalue statistic. Estimation, in particular the maximum likelihood principle,and confidence intervals in various situations. Brief introduction to Bayesian statistics.Stochastic processes, in particular Poisson processes and Markov processes. Theory and areas for applications of the various methods will be covered.
Read more about Probability and Statistics 2Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Jörn Schulz
 Statistical learning Year 1 / Semester 1

Introduction to statistical learning, multiple linear regression, classification, resampling methods, model selection, regularization, nonlinearity, treebased methods, cluster analysis.
Read more about Statistical learningStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Jan Terje Kvaløy
 Electives or exchange studies 2nd semester
 Choose 3 courses in 2nd semester (spring)
 Topology and Symmetry Year 1 / Semester 2

The course gives an introduction to topology, symmetry groups and their applications.
Read more about Topology and SymmetryStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Paul Francis de Medeiros
 Mathematical Analysis II Year 1 / Semester 2

The course gives an introduction to Functional Analysis, including applications to Harmonic Analysis.
Read more about Mathematical Analysis IIStudy points: 10
Course teacher:
Alexander Ulanovskii
 Algebraic Geometry Year 1 / Semester 2

Introduction to algebraic geometry, emphasizing basic properties and examples of varieties and maps between varieties.
Read more about Algebraic GeometryStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Martin Gunnar Gulbrandsen
 Generalized linear models Year 1 / Semester 2

Introduction to glm, which is a generalization of (multiple) regression for normally distributed responses to responses from a larger class of distributions, especially discrete responses. Theory for glms with application to regression for normally distributed data, logistic regression for binary and multinomial data; Poisson regression and survival analysis. Applications to data, principles of statistical modeling, estimation and inference are emphasized. Likelihood theory.
Read more about Generalized linear modelsStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Jörn Schulz
 Exchange 2nd semester (spring)
 Exchange  30 SP Year 1 / Semester 2

 Specialisation Physics
 Compulsory courses
 Analytical Mechanics and Field Theory Year 1 / Semester 1

The course gives an introduction to classical nonrelativistic and relativistic mechanics, Lagrange and Hamilton formalism.
Read more about Analytical Mechanics and Field TheoryStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Ipsita Mandal
 Solid State Physics Year 1 / Semester 1

The course gives an introduction to solid state physics.
Read more about Solid State PhysicsStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Eva Rauls
 Master Thesis in Physics Year 1 / Semester 2

The master thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a given assignment.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies, except the master's thesis of 60 ECTS that run over two semesters. At this stage you will have acquired the knowledge and knowhow needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies.
Read more about Master Thesis in PhysicsStudy points: 60
Course teacher:
Helge Bøvik Larsen
 Choose one course in 1st semester
 Astronomy and Astro Physics Year 1 / Semester 1

The course gives an introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Read more about Astronomy and Astro PhysicsStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Anders Tranberg
 Mathematical Modelling Year 1 / Semester 1

Distributions, Fourier transform, Green's functions, applications to differential equations.
Read more about Mathematical ModellingStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Paul Francis de Medeiros
 Electives or exchange studies 2nd semester
 Choose 3 courses in 2nd semester (spring)
 General Relativity and Cosmology Year 1 / Semester 2

The course gives an introduction to the General Theory of Relativity and its cosmological consequences.
Read more about General Relativity and CosmologyStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Germano Nardini
 Quantum Field Theory Year 1 / Semester 2

The course gives an introduction to quantum field theory.
Read more about Quantum Field TheoryStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Alexander Karl Rothkopf
 Xray and Neutron scattering Year 1 / Semester 2

Introduction to Xray and Neutron scattering. The course covers the basic physical principles underlying the interaction of Xray and neutrons with matter, as well as the physics behind standard experimental techniques used to understand the structure and dynamical processes in matter.
Read more about Xray and Neutron scatteringStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Diana Lucia Quintero Castro
 Computational Solid State Physics Year 1 / Semester 2

With these subjects the student will be able to understand the basis of solid state physics, such as
Solid state concepts; Phonons; Lattice and magnetic excitations in solids;
Force field methods; Hartree and HartreeFock theory; DensityFunctional theory; Basis sets; Pseudopotentials; Molecular dynamics;
Functional properties of different types of materials;
Experimental methods for material characterization;
The student will be able to apply these concepts on state of the art research topics.
Read more about Computational Solid State PhysicsStudy points: 10
Course coordinator:
Eva Rauls
 Exchange 2nd semester (spring)
 Exchange  30 SP Year 1 / Semester 2

This is the study programme for 2020/2021. It is subject to change.